A no-holds-barred account of folk legend Judy Collins's harrowing struggle with compulsive overeating and of the journey that led her to a solution. Since childhood Judy Collins has had a tumultuous, fraught relationship with food. Her issues with overeating nearly claimed her career and her life. For decades she thought she simply lacked self-discipline. She tried nearly every diet plan that exists, often turning to alcohol to dull the pain of yet another failed attempt to control her seemingly insatiable cravings. Today, Judy knows she suffers from an addiction to sugar and grains, flour and wheat. She adheres to a strict diet of unprocessed foods consumed in carefully measured portions. This solution has allowed her to maintain a healthy weight for years, to enjoy the glow of good health, and to attain peace of mind. Alternating between chapters on her life and those of the many diet gurus she has encountered along the way (Atkins, Jean Nidetch of Weight Watchers, Andrew Weil, to name a few), Cravings is the culmination of Judy's genuine desire to share what she's learned-so that no one else has navigate her heart-rending path to recovery.
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"Listeners of a certain age will likely recognize singer-songwriter Judy Collins's lilting voice and graceful style as she sensitively shares the story of her ongoing battles with compulsive overeating and alcoholism. Collins sounds a bit tired, or perhaps we hear all of her 77 years, in this history of dieting and weight-loss experts combined with a brief episodic autobiography. Some of the audio appeal is dissipated by the seemingly endless survey of renowned nutrition and diet specialists. Nonetheless, folk and pop music fans alike, along with those who wish greater information on addiction and allergies to common foods, will enjoy this listening experience. W.A.G. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"
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